After scoring late goals to secure victory over Romania and Albania respectively followed by a bore-draw with Switzerland, it is fair to say France have made a slow start to the European Championships.
It is ironic then that the hosts will go down in history for their rapidness after Paul Pogba hauled down Shane Long after just two minutes of his side's last-16 clash with Republic of Ireland to concede the fastest penalty at the Euros since 1980.
2 - #FRA have conceded the fastest penalty at Euros since 1980 (2'). Stupidity.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 26, 2016
It was the correct call by referee Nicola Rizzoli and Robbie Brady made no mistake from the subsequent spot-kick as the Boys in Green took a surprise lead in Paris.
To make matters worse for Pogba, the Juventus midfielder has now been responsible for granting two of France’s previous four penalties. He’s making quite a habit of this, isn’t he?